Professor Alex Tabarrok recently testified before the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee in a hearing examining COVID vaccinations and economic recovery.
See Dr. Tabarrok's summary of his testimony and the key points he shared with the Committee in a Marginal Revolution University blogpost.
The full video recording of the hearing is available here with opening remarks starting at 10:32.
Timestamps for Dr. Tabarrok's commentary:
41:16: Dr. Tabarrok's prepared testimony.
54:06: Assessing the benefit of the $1.9T stimulus package, federal and state-level approaches to vaccination, and extending vaccination by offering first-doses-first
1:10:33: Using lessons from Covid to accelerate FDA approvals for all drugs, and incentivizing R&D for potential long-term benefits
1:22:10: Vaccine mandates
1:51:15: Vaccine hesitancy and the value of vaccination
2:11:17: Worldwide early vaccination is needed using all available vaccines.
May 13, 2021